Alex Iwobi's Everton languishing in the bottom three after Merseyside Derby Defeat

Published on: 25 April 2022

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi played 90 minutes in the Merseyside derby on Sunday.

Struggling Everton made Liverpool fight for their win with a well organised and disciplined performance that will give them hope they can still avoid the drop but that was not enough to deny Jurgen Klopp's quadruple-chasing side.

Liverpool can find different ways to get the job done and after blowing Manchester United aside on Tuesday they demonstrated patience to finally break down Everton's stubborn resistance in what could prove to be a priceless win.

The deadlock was broken after 62 minutes when Andy Robertson arrived at the far post in front of the Kop to head home Mo Salah's cross.

Everton could not respond, although Demarai Gray powered a drive just wide, and Liverpool wrapped up the win when substitute Divock Origi tormented the neighbours once again when he headed in Luis Diaz's bicycle kick with six minutes left.

The loss means the Toffees end the day in the top-flight's bottom three for the first time since 6 December 2019. They were last in the relegation zone this far into the season in 1998-99. Everton are now on the verge of going down for the first time in 60 years unless they start winning games and Burnley's new found form under new manager Mike Jackson doesn't help their course.

Liverpool now face Villarreal in the Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield on Wednesday while Everton face a daunting task at home against Chelsea on Sunday.